Tisser and Pidilite came together to train rural artisans in the craft of Fabric toy making. The idea is to build capacity for high volume production which would support rural artisans as well as provide consumers with high quality and eco-friendly fabric toys.
In August and September 2018, Tisser conducted 2 workshops with the support from Pidilite to teach Fabric toy making process to women artisans. Summary of these workshops are as below:
Objective of conducted workshops
1. To facilitate new skill development and livelihood opportunities.
2. To provide a necessary skill set to a group of women, to make fabric toys; the prerequisite being a basic knowledge of sewing
3. To gather feedback on the implementation of the training in this particular cluster, in order to organize similar sessions and small productions in other local clusters
4. To find an alternative to plastic and synthetic fur toys, that are available in abundance and at reasonable costs in the market.
Training logistics (Phase 1)
Location: Triveni Kalyan Foundation (TKF), Kalsar, Gujarat
Number of days: 7 + 5
Dates: 16th – 22nd August,2018 and 24th – 28th Sept 2018
Number of Women: 32 + 24
Number of toys taught: 17
Toys that were taught : Sparrow, Fish, Beetle, Mouse, Goat, Cow, Elephant, Crocodile, Crow, Dragonﬂy, Octopus, Turtle, Potli bags (small & big), Horse Parrot, Starfish and Jellyfish
Below are a few snapshots to give a glimpse of the trainings conducted.
Tisser supports weavers and craftsmen who make products using traditional techniques, skills and hand processes consisting of the core of Incredible India! We provide a platform to these artisans to directly connect with the Globe. Yes, we want to recognize the faceless artisan and give him his due. Our artisans found an unmatched expression of our splendid culture through the cherished legacy of handmade products. Handicraft and handloom products are eco-friendly and organic, by buying Tisser products, we together promote rural livelihood. Built in tandem with the National Rural Livelihood Mission, Tisser ensures that the produce is centered around compelling storyboards to evoke and invoke their intended and unintended consumers across India & the world.
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